Category Archives: Energy

Shut it all down: Report Calls for nationwide ban on fracking

Hydraulic fracturing gas drilling turning America's water into cancer-causing, radioactive waste

The explosion of hydraulic fracturing in the last several years, according to a new report, is creating a previously ‘unimaginable’ situation in which hundreds of billions of gallons of the nation’s fresh water supply are being annually transformed into unusable—sometimes radioactive—cancer-causing wastewater. Continue reading

Fukushima continues to spew its darkness

Radiation leaks, steam releases, disease and death continue to spew from Fukushima and a disaster which is far from over. Its most profound threat to the global ecology—a spent fuel fire—is still very much with us. Continue reading

‘Putting people over profits’: The fight against fracking

Pennsylvanians want to put a moratorium on fracking. Continue reading

Fracking America’s food supply

Fracking—the process the oil and gas industry uses to extract fossil fuel as much as two miles below the ground—may directly impact the nation’s water supply, reduce water-based recreational and sports activity, and lead to an increase in the cost of food. Continue reading

San Onofre is dead and so is nuclear power

From his California beach house at San Clemente, Richard Nixon once watched three reactors rise at nearby San Onofre. As of June 7, 2013, all three are permanently shut. Continue reading

Think fracking is bad? Wait Until You hear about the gas industry’s ‘acid jobs’

It is a scandal how little the public knows about the 'rock melting' extraction process

Think fracking is bad? You should know about ‘acid jobs,’ environmental groups are warning. Continue reading

San Onofre at the no nukes brink: It’s time to take action & WIN!!!

In January, it seemed the restart of San Onofre Unit 2 would be a corporate cakewalk. Continue reading

San Onofre at the no nukes brink

With its massive money and clout, Southern California Edison was ready to ram through a license e●ception for a reactor whose botched $770 million steam generator fix had kept it shut for a year. Continue reading

Los Angeles to San Onofre: ‘Not so fast!’

A unanimous Los Angeles City Council has demanded the Nuclear Regulatory Commission conduct extended investigations before any restart at the San Onofre atomic power plant. Continue reading

San Onofre to Boxer, Markey & the public: ‘Drop dead’

The bitter battle over two stricken southern California reactors has taken a shocking seismic hit. Continue reading

The tower that toppled a terrible technology

There it stood, 500 feet of insult and injury. And then it crashed to the ground. Continue reading

Keystone XL Pipeline reeks of Koch

For the public, the entire Keystone XL (KXL) streamliner is washing down easier with a confidential Big Gulp of Koch. Continue reading

Our atomic dominoes are falling

Two more atomic dominoes have hit the deck. Continue reading

Keystone XL: DilBit through the heartland

Massive exploitation of Alberta Tar Sands (MEATS) . . . is it the biggest environmental crime in history? A new benchmark for sacrifice of public health to corporate profit? Continue reading

Showdown at San Onofre

Two stricken California reactors may soon redefine a global movement aimed at eradicating nuclear power. Continue reading

Nuke power’s collapse gets ever more dangerous

In the wake of this fall’s election, the disintegration of America’s decrepit atomic reactor fleet is fast approaching critical mass. Unless our No Nukes movement can get the worst of them shut soon, Barack Obama may be very lucky to get through his second term without a major reactor disaster. Continue reading

The rust-bucket reactors start to fall

The US fleet of 104 deteriorating atomic reactors is starting to fall. The much-hyped “nuclear renaissance” is now definitively headed in reverse. Continue reading

Japan’s long atomic sayonara

As demonstrators from the Coalition Against Nukes prepare to descend on Washington, DC, and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, the world’s third-largest economy has taken a landmark step toward Solartopia. Continue reading

Murdoch’s Journal pushes tragic Fukushima flim-flam

With every atomic reactor disaster comes the inevitable whitewash. Continue reading

The devil STILL has us death dancing at Fukushima

Our lives still hang by a Devil’s thread at Fukushima. Continue reading

Fukushima’s melted reactors 500 days on

SAN FRANCISCO—Dr. Paolo Scampa, PhD, a well-known physicist in the European Union, has prepared a radioactive inventory of Fukushima Daiichi’s destroyed nuclear power plants 500 days after the meltdown of three disemboweled, mangled reactors Continue reading

Mother Energy and hemp: Part Two

US prohibition of hemp farming is a national catastrophe. Addiction to fossil energy is a global, ecological catastrophe. Continue reading

Mother Energy and hemp: Part One

An all-pervasive energy is fundamental to the Cosmos. Not “empty,” vacuum space itself is an ocean of energy, the essence of nature. Continue reading

Why should nuke guarantees cost less than home or student loans?

The Department of Energy wants to give the Southern Company a nuclear power loan guarantee at better interest rates than you can get on a student loan. And unlike a home mortgage, there may be no down payment. Continue reading

Cuomo would allow fracking in struggling areas of southwestern New York

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s misguided administration is offering a plan to permit the deadly drilling method known as hydraulic fracturing or “fracking” in portions of several struggling New York counties along the Pennsylvania border, providing these communities express “support for the technology.” That support for technology generally comes from the generous buy-offs by natural gas companies for the land of near-bankrupt farmers or townships. It’s misery’s profit. Continue reading

Hold that “hot” Fukushima sushi

We all knew it was coming. Continue reading

The nuclear industry has melted in Japan and France

There are zero commercial reactors operating in Japan today. On March 10, 2011, there were 54 licensed to operate, well over 10% percent of the global fleet. Continue reading

Atomic rate rape and the new China syndrome

Japan’s one remaining operating reactor (of 54) went dark Saturday. Japan is nuke-free for the first time in a half-century. Continue reading

Rollo: Peak oil already wreaking economic disaster

City councilman says honest reckoning needed for transition to future

Peak oil production is at a crisis point but also is an opportunity to better the planet, Bloomington City Councilman David Rollo said in a talk, “Evidence and Consequences of Peak Oil,” sponsored by Green Drinks at the Upland Brewery banquet hall on March 28. Continue reading

America’s 2 new nukes are on the brink of death

The only two US reactor projects now technically under construction are on the brink of death for financial reasons. Continue reading

The ‘nuclear renaissance’?

Here we are almost a year away from the nuclear meltdown in Fukushima that happened as a result of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami on March 11 of last year, and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission announces that it is approving licenses to begin construction on the first nuclear power plants to be built in 30 years. The two new nuclear reactors will be in Georgia. Continue reading

We may yet lose Tokyo . . . not to mention Alaska . . . and now Georgia, too

As the Nuclear Regulatory Commission approves a construction/operating license for two new reactors in Georgia, alarming reports from Japan indicate the Fukushima catastrophe is far from over. Continue reading